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The Star - Suspected Pokot bandits shoot two KPRs in Laikipia Nature Conservancy raid

The Star - Is rebellion the next phase of Laikipia Violence?

Reuters - Kenya tourist lodge shuts after land invasions and wildlife killings

Business Live SA - Kenya tourist lodge shuts after land invasions, following murder of owner

Daily Nation: Kenya starts to count job losses as first lodge in Laikipia is shut

The Star - sosian closed

KDRTV - Kenya starts to count job losses as first lodge in Laikipia is shut

The Guardian - Two rangers shot dead in Kenya’s Laikipia conservation area

Times Live - Kenya tourist lodge shuts after land invasions and wildlife killings

Standard Media - Laikipia cattle rustling victims buried amid calls to improve security

Remember the Goat - Brazen and deadly: Today’s livestock raiders are often acting with extensive support and powerful backing.

The Star - Cops ordered to shoot and kill Laikipia gunmen

The Star - KDF officer feared dead after crossfire with bandits in Baringo
The Star - We’re ready to deal with you firmly, Uhuru warns criminals

The Times - Kenya’s white ranches must be dismantled, says opposition leader Raila Odinga

The Star - Kenya’s white ranches must be dismantled, says opposition leader Raila Odinga 

Daily Nation - Raila Odinga to create peace between herders, ranchers

The Star - We are Laikipia's biggest employers, taxpayers, farmers tell Raila

The Times - Outrage at Odinga’s threat to ‘rationalise’ white ranches in Kenya

The Star - We're not complicit in Laikipia ranch raids, Raila tells UK newspaper

Daily Nation - Laikipia ranchers ask politicians to promote peace
The Standard - Laikipia ranchers hit out at Raila for supporting 'dismantling' of their farms

The Star - Laikipia ranches remarks were Raila’s first pure goof of this campaign

The Star - Raila, dismantling Laikipia’s White-owned ranches will retard development

The Star - Raila leads NASA's Meru onslaught, hits at Uhuru over land invasions talk

Capital News - Tuju, Sakaja want Odinga investigated over hate remarks

Capital News - Ruto, Raila clash over land debate
All Africa - Kenya: Raila's Utterances On Land and Talk On Historical Injustices

Daily Nation - Raila’s utterances on land and talk on historical injustices

All Africa - Kenya: We Will Fix Land Laws That Jubilee Messed Up, Says Raila

Daily Nation - We will fix land laws that Jubilee messed up, says Raila
The Star - Big Read: Who shot Kuki Gallmann? The story of a Kenyan conservationist heroine
The Guardian - Bandits, cows and bullets: the gangs turning to guns in Kenya

This - Politics of Death: Colonial scars and hunger for grass fuel Kenya land wars

The Star - KDF will not leave Laikipia, security chiefs say as conflict persists
Daily Nation - Diversity and unity our main strengths in the UK and Kenya

The Star - Security forces to remain in Laikipia as residents fail to honour peace pledges

Global Voice - In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again

Daily Nation - The Maasai can either create wealth or applaud politicians
Standard Media - Conservation of wildlife key to economic, GDP growth - Gendered issues and contested benefits: The case of Laikipia’s Maasai Cricket Warriors

Climate Change - Violence spreads ahead of election in drought-hit Kenya

Daily Nation - Court dismisses Samburu land case against Moi

Standard Media - Opposition promises to establish framework to enhance national security
Standard Meda - State should give water for peace in Laikipia – leaders - Kenya's nomads swap guns for tourist dollars to end turf wars



Daily Nation - A primer on historical land rights and natural justice

The Star - Leaders ask to meet Uhuru on Laikipia conflict, claim ranchers colluding with cops

Daily Nation - Uhuru orders compensation for animals shot by police

Daily Nation - Pupils abandon school as rustlers rain havoc

The Star - Samburu want to meet Uhuru over grazing

The Star - Samburu cattle barons blamed for Laikipia invasions after peace meeting turns awry

Standard Digital - Residents flee Matwiku area, Laikipia following banditry attacks
Citizen TV - Bandits attack village where gubernatorial hopeful was campaigning

The Star - Why rangelands crisis is ignored

Daily Nation - Bandits strike, disrupt political rally

Tuko - Politician forced to run after armed bandits open fire during political rally 

Standard Digital - Uhuru’s tough balancing act as he pursues Mt Kenya vote

All Africa - Kenya: Rift Valley Violence Threatens Voting
Relief Web - Kenya: Rift Valley violence threatens voting
Seattle Times - Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

All Africa - Kenya: 6 Police Officers Shot Dead By Bandits in Laikipia

The Sacramento Bee - Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

The Star - Six cops shot dead by bandits in Laikipia

Daily Nation - Three killed in Baringo bandit attack

ABC News - Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

NEWS 958 - Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

Daily Nation - More than 100 bandits attacked us, survivor narrates

News 24 - Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

Reports Afrique - Herdsmen Kill Six Police Officers In Kenya 

The Star - Baringo South residents protest after bandits kill four herders
Media Max Network - It’s back to drawing board for ‘rudderless’ Maa populace
The Star - Churches urge state to resolve Laikipia insecurity
Daily Mail Online - 'Bandits' kill 6 police in Kenya's Laikipia region

Defence Web - More Kenyan police killed

Reuters Online - Six police shot dead in central Kenya where drought is fuelling violence

Daily Nation - Politics not pasture drives violence in Laikipia, Baringo

The Star - Laikipia locals flee as bandits kill 6 cops

Standard Digital - Hundreds flee after attack claims 6 lives in Laikipia

The Star - Pokot chief arrested over links to six cops, herders killing in Laikipia
Capital News - Poll violence will be met with necessary force, Uhuru warns

The Citizen - Politics not pasture drives violence in Kenya’s heart

The Independent -Politics not pasture drives violence in Kenya’s heart
The Star - Uhuru warns Laikipia bandits to give in or face ‘serious action’
Xinhua Net - Kenya pledges action on campaign violence, urges political tolerance

Daily Nation - Laikipia farmers condemn murder of officers, call for action

Citizen TV - Plan violence at your own risk – Uhuru to politicians

KDRTV - Live in peace to honour GG Kariuki, says President Uhuru

The Start - Laikipia governor hopeful drags CS Kiunjuri into tiff over Uhuru campaigns

Standard Digital - Laikipia farmers decry 'forceful eviction' of their workers ahead of polls
Citizen TV - Security boss orders arrest of Baringo chiefs over banditry

Daily Nation - Tension high in Laikipia West as police hunt down bandits

Daily Mail - Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

Pulse Onlne - Cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

The Star - Someone wants my head, Lempurkel says, requests security

Tuko - MP's life in danger after hosting Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka 

Yahoo - Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

Business Daily - Herders: Why we invade Laikipia ranches

Daily Nation - Residents flee homes as tension rises in Laikipia

All Africa - Kenya: Residents Flee Homes as Tension Rises in Laikipia
The Star - Bullet-riddled body of missing Laikipia chief found dumped in bush

The Star - Lempurkel says whites will be forced out of Laikipia if Raila wins poll
The Star - [VIDEO] 'I was misquoted': Lempurkel denies saying whites will leave Laikipia under Raila
Citizen - Kenyan cattle herders defend ‘necessary’ land invasions

Daily Nation - Laikipia residents fear they might not vote because of insecurity, movements

Standard Media - Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel arrested over inciteful remarks

The Star - Lempurkel arrested for incitement after remarks on whites in Laikipia

Daily Nation - Police arrest Laikipia North MP Lempurkel

New Zimbabwe - MP arrested for urging Kenyans to seize land from whites

Citizen TV - Another ODM MP arrested over incitement to violence
The Star - Lempurkel arraigned over racial contempt, released on Sh300,000 bond

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - Kenyan Lawmaker arrested over land

News 24 - MP held for calling on Kenyans to take land away from white farmers

Tuko - Second opposition MP arrested as government intensifies war on incitement

Daily Nation - Laikipia gubernatorial candidate appeals IEBC verdict

Global Black History - Laikipia: The Relics of Colonialism & Land Issues in Kenya

Zipo - Uhuru preferred this meeting to debating with Raila Odinga

The Standard - Laikipia North MP denies incitement charges, released on Sh100,000 cash bail
The Star - We’ll pursue Laikipia bandits, rustlers during polls - official

The Star - Call off 'brutal' Laikipia security operation, Samburus ask Uhuru ahead of tour
The Star - Al Shabaab, Laikipia bandits key threats to election, says Matiang'i

Citizen TV - We won’t suspend Baringo, Laikipia operations during polls: Matiang’i

KBC - Uhuru: Attacks on people, destruction of property won’t go unpunished

The Star - Lempurkel's Nanyuki case pushed, 'tired' lawyers say they didn't prepare
International Crisis Group - Violence, Land, and the Upcoming Vote in Kenya’s Laikipia Region

The Star - Police to maintain peace so Kenyans can vote, Matiang'i says

The Star - Whoever rigs election will die by December, elders in the Rift say after prayers

KDRTV - Police detain Laikipia North MP Lempurkel
Miami Herald - Kenyan legislator charged with inciting evictions of farmers

The Star  - Elect Lekorere, Lempurkel to blame for insecurity, Uhuru tells Laikipia
The Star - Lempurkel charged with racial contempt, incitement to violence
Gulf News - Kenyan legislator charged with inciting evictions of farmers

The Star - Don’t reelect Lempurkel, Uhuru tells Laikipia voters

The Star - Uhuru wants me killed and made threats - Lempurkel - POLITICAL NEWS Kenyan legislator charged with inciting evictions of farmer

The New York Times - Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa - Loss of fertile land fuels 'looming crisis' across Africa




Channels TV - Central Kenya Residents Worried Ahead Of Polls

Outside Online - The War for Grass in the Heart of Kenya's Safari Country

Aljazeera - The ugly truth about wildlife conservation in Kenya

Reuters - Women candidates face curses and worse in Kenyan elections

Daily Nation - Agency pushes for durable solution to Laikipia insecurity

KDR TV - Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel still in police custody

Daily Mail online - Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

Daily Nation - Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

Fox - Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement

ABC News - Kenya's deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement

Los Angeles Daily News - Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement - Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement - Kenya's deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement
Daily Mail online - Kenya elections heat up local conflicts over ethnicity, land
Reuters - Kenya elections heat up local conflicts over ethnicity, land

The Star - Kenya election heats up conflicts over ethnicity, Laikipia land
St Augustine - Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement - Land Invasions As Kenya Goes To Polls

The Guardian - Murder, corruption and cattle barons in Kenya – video

Sky News - Prospect of violence in Kenya worries the West
The Star - Chebukati reports snags in Turkana and Laikipia, says 40% voted by 2pm

The Scotsman - Kenyans queue for hours amid fears of post-election violence

The Star - Irungu, Lempurkel among five Laikipia politicians likely to go home

Daily Nation - Jubilee set for clean sweep of MP seats in five counties

Daily Nation - Independent candidates brave big party machinery to win seats

Standard Media - Former President's sure bet, as country expects 20 new governors

Daily Nation - Two independent candidates win governor seats


Capital FM - Controversial Laikipia North MP Lempurkel loses in poll
The Star - Former MP Lempurkel arrested, questioned by CID

Daily Nation -  Matthew Lempurkel spends night in Nairobi police cell

All Africa - Kenya: Matthew Lempurkel Spends Night in Nairobi Police Cell

The Star - Lempurkel to appear in court today after two days in custody

Daily Nation - Nominated women MPs make it to Parliament

KDRTV - Matthew Lempurkel spends night in Nairobi police cell

The Star - NCIC will address causes of post-poll chaos in 16 mapped areas - Kaparo

The Star - Residents of Laikipia are tired of violence, association says

The Star - Laikipia, Kisumu commissioners booed at Nyong'o, Muriithi inaugurations

The Star - Laikipia leaders resolve to end invasions to 'save county face'

The Star - NCIC to resolve post-poll conflicts in 16 regions

Daily Nation - Three outgoing governors pledge to support successors

Daily Nation - Leaders seek dialogue over Laikipia security operation

Africas Country - The dark and white side of conservation in Kenya

Standard Digital  - 14-year-old boy shot dead in Laikipia; KDF soldier arrested
The Star - Arrest KDF officer linked to pupils' shooting, Laikipia leaders ask state

The Star - Don't use excessive force, NCIC tells KDF after Laikipia pupil's death

Citizen TV - Kaparo faults KDF operations in Laikipia



The Star - One man shot dead in Laikipia ethnic clashes after KDF officer ‘kills’ pupil

The Spectator - I’d prepared for the worst, but Kenya’s election has me – finally – living in hope
The Daily Nation - Leaders resolve to end runaway insecurity in pastoralist zones
Business Daily - Laikipia governor orders forensic audit on unpaid bills

Daily Nation - Rancher Stuart Cunningham attacked in Nanyuki land row

Daily Nation - If River Ewaso Nyiro dies, the northern nomads won’t survive

The Star - Hundreds facing abject poverty as threats loom in Ewaso Ng'iro river basin

Daily Nation - Kenya: Jubilee Leaders Ask Nasa to Restrain Supporters

Daily Nation - MP Sara Korere testifies against Mathew Lempurkel - Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing

Standard Digital - Rustlers kill Laikipia's Enasoit Wildlife Sanctuary worker

Times Live - Wildlife pays price for politics

Daily Nation - KDF officer in court over boy’s death - Wildlife pays the price of Kenya’s illegal grazing

Citizen TV - Samburu chiefs warned against switching off phones, aiding cattle rustlers

Daily Nation - Country hails anti-rhino poaching efforts

The Star - Laikipia villagers want killer jumbo eliminated

Standard Digital: Poll jitters leave tourism sector reeling
Standard Digital: Tourism: CS Najib Balala says political tension hurting the industry





The Star - City residents whine about nuisance cows

The Star - AG enjoined in land case involving KWS, AWF, Samburus and Moi

The Star - NCIC warns police against shooting herders at Laikipia ranches

Standard Digital - Hundreds of cattle killed in police operation in Laikipia

E-Citizen News - Raila condemns Laikipia livestock killings

Mwakilishi - Raila Castigates Laikipia Livestock Shooting
U-Report - Twitter lights up as Kenyans rebuke Laikipia livestock shooting

Capital FM - Police dismiss claims of wanton killing of livestock in Laikipia

KDRTV -  Tension As Raila Odinga Issues 3 Fresh Demands to President Uhuru Kenyatta!
The Star - NASA to resume demos on Uhuru's reelection, want compensation for killed Maa cows

Daily Nation - The killing of Laikipia herders’ cattle to fuel political tensions

Daily Nation - Boinnet defends police, says armed herders used livestock as shields
The Star - Resign over Laikipia cattle shooting, Matiang’i and Boinnet told

The Star - Illegal herders must be evicted, families compensated - Laikipia Governor

Daily Nation - Leaders organise meeting to address conflict in Laikipia
Daily Nation - Compensate farmers for losses incurred when herders invade land: Laikipia leaders

The Star - British Army may pull out of Kenya, decision by end month

KBC - Laikipia County leaders want herders prosecuted

Citizen TV - Only 70, not 300 cows were killed, government says

The Star - MP Peris Tobiko links NASA to killing of 300 cows in Laikipia

The Star - Jubilee MPs clash in Parliament over Laikipia cattle shooting

The Star - Magufuli needs prayers to stop selling Kenya’s cows – Tobiko

The Star - Laikipia MCAs reject NASA's People Assembly

Daily Nation - Killing livestock is not the solution in Laikipia conflict

The Telegraph - British Army's Kenya training threatened by land row

Mwakilishi - British Army Denies Claims of Exiting Kenyan Training Base

TRT World - Drought and competition for resources stoking tensions in Kenya's Laikipia

Daily Nation - Inside Laikipia, where an army of invaders is killing, maiming and plundering

Citizen TV - Keep off Nairobi streets, police boss warns Maasai herders

Daily Nation - Laikipia attackers not mere herders but bandits, police insist

Journal du Cameron - Kenya press zooms on Kenyatta’s response to poll petition, farm invasions

Business Daily - Court orders State to stop killing livestock in Laikipia

Daily Nation - Experts call for durable solution to Laikipia land issues

The Star - Expiring land leases fueling Laikipia clashes, Samburu leaders say

The Star - Stop killing livestock in Laikipia, court tells state security bosses

The Star - Pastoralists are not above property rights

KBC - County Assembly to draft law to regulate herders

Daily Nation - Laikipia police pursue cattle rustlers inside conservancy

Daily Nation - 300 more police reservists to be trained in Laikipia County

The Star - Three rustlers drown in Ewaso Ng'iro after stealing Laikipia cows

Capital FM - Great Northern Kenya wildlife aerial count begins

Business Daily - KWS holds census of endangered wildlife in northern counties

Standard Digital - Police disperse demonstrators protesting killing of cattle

Daily Nation - Nanyuki-Louniek amateur race ready to hit road

The Star - Petition case against Governor Muriithi adjourned to Wednesday next week

Daily Nation -  Laikipia leaders take part in car race to promote tourism

The Star - Are leases in Laikipia about to start expiring?

The Star - Mt Kenya leaders form development caucus, pledge to support governors

Business Daily - Volatile Laikipia route draws tourists after amateur race

The Star - UK troops’ pullout will hurt local economy, Governor says




Daily Nation - Police block squatters from land in Laikipia

Standard Digital - Laikipia chiefs collaborating with illegal herders to invade private farms to be sacked

The Star - Don’t sell at throwaway price, Laikipia farmers cautioned

Xinhuanet - Experts say wildlife conservancies key to economic growth in rural Kenya

All Africa - Kenya: Tourism Numbers Take a Hike in Mt Kenya Region

All Africa - Kenya: Rancher Gilfred Powys Trampled to Death By Elephant

Citizen TV - Laikipia rancher trampled to death by elephant

Daily Nation - Rancher Gilfred Powys trampled to death by elephant

IBTimes - Wild elephant tramples British-born ranch owner to death in Kenya

The Star - Laikipia rancher killed by elephant in his farm

Daily Nation - Powys of Laikipia and the Happy Valley that’s turning to valley of tears, death

The Star - Laikipia, Baringo, Isiolo and Samburu counties launch joint economic initiative

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